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Safely turn off Spotlight and remove from menu bar in OS X Snow Leopard

I don’t like the Spotlight indexing and search that is included in Mac OS X. I use Quicksilver instead but have been procrastinating turning off Spotlight. Well I finally got around to disabling Spotlight and wanted to go about it in a safe way. I came across too many forum posts doing dangerous things [...]
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Install MySQL on Mac OS X 10.6 and add StartupItem

Installing MySQL on Mac OS X 10.6 took a bit of digging around. Here is a consolidated tutorial. I am leaving out sudo commands for convenience. Use them where you don’t have permission. # create the directory where you will keep your MySQL binary distribution mkdir ~/src cd ~/src   # download mysql binary distribution from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/ # [...]
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Where is my crontab located on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard?

I googled around for a few minutes with no luck. After probing around my system, here is where I found my crontab file: Macintosh-2:mls TAmoyal$ sudo ls /usr/lib/cron/tabs/ Password: TAmoyal I found it by checking the crontab man page: man crontab Where I saw a “FILES” section: FILES /usr/lib/cron/cron.allow /usr/lib/cron/cron.deny And that lead me [...]
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